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Drama in the Capital of Niger at the first day of Ramadan

A tanker truck full of gasoline explodes this morning

By going to supply a gas station in Niamey, the Capital of Niger, a tanker truck full of gasoline explodes this early morning of May 06 2019.

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A dozen deaths is already recorded and several injured are being found in the explosion zone. The real circumstances of the accident is not yet known but the authorities started the investigations and an emergency plan is launched to secure the area and rescue the survivors.

With the first day of Ramadan in a country where 90% of the population is Muslim, the start of this holy month for Muslims is a real test for the families of the victims. The evaluation of the situation being in process, the total of the victims is not yet officially declared.

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